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Top Heavy Hefeweizen - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Top Heavy Hefeweizen
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-23-2003)
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Dripdry

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color was a beautiful hazy gold/amber.
The mouthfeel was a bit sticky, but alright.
Drinkable only in gulps, but this was due to the flavor, which felt overwhelmingly fruity.

Overall as a beer it was ok, but an award winning beer? Perhaps with someone, but definitely not me. When I drink beer I like it to taste more like beer and less like a fruit bowl, but it looks like this beer appeals to others, so this is just my opinion.

One bias is that I think fruit in beer is heresy punishable by a grisly and slow death, so perhaps the lemon wedge simply enraged me.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2008 03:36:47 | More by Dripdry
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-30-2013 20:25:36 | More by Arsenal0328
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review based on a beer-judging sized sampler. Appropriately cloudy, even a little white like a Belgian. Has an extreme banana and lemon nose that overwhelms the other hefeweizen spices. Very "German," maybe even a little overdone. But you don't need a lemon, that's for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2003 20:34:43 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Hazy straw-yellow pour, topped with a cap of foamy white head; moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma, wheat, banana esters, light spice and a bit of citrus. More of the same in the taste, bready yeast, banana and clove, light citrus, wheat...pretty much a typical hefe. Medium body, fairly smooth, decently drinkable overall.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 19:48:54 | More by Rifugium
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oso

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-23-2012 00:23:48 | More by oso
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

12-08-2012 21:43:12 | More by t0rin0
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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-12-2012 07:38:13 | More by gpawned
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-22-2013 03:39:10 | More by kylehay2004
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate yellowish color that is quite cloudy and has a nice white head. Nose is yeast, wheat, and light citrus. The taste is wheat and citrus with a bit of a yeasty kick. Nice body with good carbonation. A bit heavy but drinks well.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2010 11:33:28 | More by Thorpe429
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Piece...Medium gold with a light orange tint...The aroma is nice with oranges, wheat and yeast nice and balanced. The taste is a little disappointing, too sweet with banana, needs to be more balanced. Easy to drink but nothing special.

Overall, pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2010 17:42:04 | More by jrallen34
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rtepiak

Poland

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

it pours a little more amber than usual. with a dense but smaller foam than expected. the smell is a nice blend of wheat and banana with an interesting lingering maltiness. the taste is backed up by that maltiness. this hef is a bit denser tasting. it has wheat and fruitness but it also has a very subdued hop and malt that lingers. a good beer. light but essentially more american than german. still excellent for a brewpub beer.

alcohol contain is 5.5 to 6 percent. a bit stronger than usual

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2008 21:05:08 | More by rtepiak
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-23-2013 23:34:58 | More by WoodBrew
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-25-2013 15:43:23 | More by emerge077
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KCM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-12-2012 18:28:55 | More by KCM
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krl2112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-01-2013 01:49:26 | More by krl2112
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-12-2013 05:55:08 | More by jmtpi
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EvilKeith

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes of 08/20/2006 visit to Piece, Chicago IL.

This one is for sure a Hefe Weizen, in the classic German style. Dark orange in color with a good heavy cloud and haze of yeast. The head is a creamy white foam with good retention. The lace is sticky and thick.
The smell is heavy with banana, citrusy lemon zest, big yeasty breads and a hint of spicy clove.
Taste is dead on for the style. Citrusy lemon, banana, and big bready yeast, and light spiced flavors.
Crisp mouthfeel. Moderately active carbonation. Medium bodied. I know it is an old cliche, but it was actually refreshing.
Well done and very drinkable. After I try all the other beers at Piece I will have to have a few more of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2006 17:51:20 | More by EvilKeith
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-17-2011 22:20:16 | More by mhaugo
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-29-2013 16:41:51 | More by oldvines
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-15-2012 01:20:52 | More by ccozzi
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cathomae

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-20-2014 19:32:09 | More by cathomae
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-04-2013 19:28:08 | More by CesarLopes
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-10-2014 05:18:05 | More by gmendez1122
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-20-2013 01:55:51 | More by Sparky44
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JDV

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a delicious hef! Porus a dark orange color and is unfiltered. Smell is lemony and wheaty, mostly and the taste is very refreshing. Citrusy, lemony and wheat more than the clovey spiced taste, which suited me very well. I really thought this was great.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 19:32:36 | More by JDV
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Top Heavy Hefeweizen from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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